Office energy use can soon add up, when you consider the amount of hours per week that lights, heaters, computers and all associated equipment are left running.
If you’re a company with 10 or more employees, or you manage a co-working space, then energy bills can quickly go through the roof. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to business energy for offices.
Our main tip is to always be on the ball with your contract end-date. If you’re aware of this, each year you can find a new contract that saves you money. If you’re going to use a lot of power, you need to be on the lowest rate possible.
But it can be hard work. Comparing different options from one supplier is fine, but when you take into account multiple suppliers, it becomes the almost impossible task. Which is where UKPower comes in. We can take the leg-work out of paying less, and what’s better is it is a completely free service.
Knowing how these bills are calculated and how they vary can help you determine how you move between suppliers. Getting the best price is important for the overheads of a business, but it can be hard to find the time to survey all options. That’s why we at UKPower are on hand to offer our expertise at no cost to the customer.
There are a number of elements on your business energy bill that have an effect on the amount you pay each month. And this isn’t limited to what you use from one day to the next. These other variables include:
Changing supplier is the best way to lower your energy bill, but there are other, smaller yet effective ways of further reducing the expense of your bill.
If you can replace lighting with motion detecting lights, this will reduce your bill dramatically. When rooms such as meeting rooms and toilets aren’t in use, their lights would automatically turn off.
Replace standard bulbs with low energy options such as CFL bulbs which use less electricity. These can reduce the energy you use on lights by 25%.
When you go on to purchase computers and other office equipment, check how efficient they are. Newer technology will be lighter on energy use, so although they may cost more initially, they’ll save you money across their lifespan.